Marion County Trail (MCTrail) | West Virginia Rails To Trails


The Marion County Trail—better known as the MCTrail—runs for nearly 3 miles along Pricketts Creek through rural Marion County. The trail’s main highlight is a 1,200-foot lighted tunnel (Meredith Tunnel) under Speedway Avenue and Suncrest Boulevard.

The paved trail begins near Prickett’s Fort State Park, a reconstructed fort originally built on the frontier of what was then known as Virginia in 1774. Less than a century later, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad came through, and it is upon this old right-of-way that the MCTrail sits. At Prickett’s Fort, you can connect with the Mon River Trail  to continue into Morgantown.

Trail Manager Contact

Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission

1000 Cole Street
Suite B
Pleasant Valley, West Virginia


National Recreation Trail
Part of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor

Marion County CVB-

Prickett’s Fort State Park-

Prickett’s Fort Foundation-


Trail Stats

Trail Status Open
Trail End Points Mon River Trail at Prickett's Fort State Park to Morgantown Ave. (Fairmont)
Counties Marion
Trail Length 2.5 miles
Activities Walking, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, In-line Skating, Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Surface Asphalt
Trail Link Profile Profile
Parking and Trail Access

Park on the north end of the MCTrail at Prickett’s Fort State Park or on the south end on Morgantown Avenue in Fairmont.